Friday, 3 February 2012

Review: Starcrossed

Title: Starcrossed
Author: Josephine Angelini
Publisher: Macmillan
Publication date: 03/06/2011
Format: Paperback - 528 pages
Book source: Bought
My rating: 10/10


Destiny brought them together. The Gods will keep them apart.

When shy, awkward Helen Hamilton sees Lucas Delos for the first time she thinks two things: the first, that he is the most ridiculously beautiful boy she has seen in her life; the second, that she wants to kill him with her bare hands.

With an ancient curse making them loathe one another, Lucas and Helen have to keep their distance. But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen . . .

My thoughts:

I've really been on a roll since my exams finished. The last few books I've read over the past couple of weeks have been absolutely fantastic and this one was no exception.

I don't really have much to say without spoiling the book for those of you who haven't read it apart from just how good it really is!

Normally I hate books where there is some sort of instant connection between characters whether good or bad but this one was different somehow. When I read on I realised that if the characters didn't have this connection the book just plain wouldn't work. I found myself really enjoying the character's interaction and how it changed drastically between them throughout the story as it progressed.

I also adored the settings. The story was set in this reality where Greek mythology comes to life. It was new to me and so exciting I really didn't want to ever finish this book. To be honest, it's quite a long read packed with all sorts of things happening but it literally felt like it was over way too fast!!!

As for the characters themselves they were really well written. They each had a lot of depth in their own ways and I liked each and every one for very different reasons.

A lot of questions remain unanswered with this one so I really can't wait for the next book in the series to come out for me to get stuck into!!

I seriously recommend this one to anybody who likes a good read full of suspense, mythology and fast paced action.

Books in this series:

  1. Starcrossed
  2. Dreamless
Challenges this book counts towards:

  1. 100 Books In A Year
  2. New Author Challenge
  3. TBR Pile Reading Challenge
  4. Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge
Happy reading everyone!

1 comment:

Luxembourg said...

This has by far been one of the best books i've accidentally stumbled upon! If you like Greek Mythology and want a new twist on them read this book! if you want to get away from the supernatural broody vamps and wolves read this book! It has love, betrayal, history, action and surprisingly some funny parts READ THIS BOOK!! I felt like I could relate to the characters because they felt like real people! The Author really knows how to piece together a story with so much going on without anyone getting to lost or discouraged to stop reading...her plot thickened with every page and the last chapter left the reader anticipating for the next book rumored to be called "Dreamless".